CLINTON, Miss.—Disaster survivors in 13 additional Mississippi counties affected by Hurricane Isaac can now register online or by phone for federal disaster assistance. Survivors who had losses in Adams, Amite, Clarke, Forrest, George, Hinds, Lincoln, Marion, Pike, Stone, Walthall, Warren and Wilkinson counties are now eligible to register. Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties also are designated.
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ATLANTA---Knowing where to get assistance after a disaster can make the process go faster. Help is available from a wide range of sources.Contact your insurance company. Insurance can be an important source of assistance for people and businesses.Register with FEMA. FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program may provide help in the form of temporary housing and financial assistance if you suffered eligible losses or damages to your home, rental home or personal property.
ATLANTA – Use caution when returning to flood-damaged homes or businesses. Structural damage can make a building unsafe; electricity and gas can pose a threat, and snakes, insects and other animals take up residence when flood water recedes.The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency recommend a careful and organized approach when returning.Some suggestions are:
ATLANTA—Hurricane Isaac survivors in Mississippi who had property losses in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson or Pearl River counties should register for federal disaster assistance even if they have insurance.Insured survivors should register as soon as they can with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for several reasons.
ATLANTA – Disaster recovery centers are open today in Gulfport, Pascagoula, Picayune, Poplarville and Waveland to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.The center locations are:
ATLANTA – A disaster recovery center is open in Jackson County to help those with storm losses caused by Hurricane Isaac.Center hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day until further notice.The center is located behind the Jackson County Fairgrounds at:4761 Vega St.Pascagoula, MS 39567Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be at the centers to explain assistance programs and help survivors apply fordisaster aid.
WASHINGTON - At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the federal government's efforts to support state, local, tribal, private sector, and faith-based and non-profit partners, as the Gulf Coast states respond and recover in the wake of Isaac.Today, President Barack Obama is in Louisiana meeting with state and local officials and viewing ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac.
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WASHINGTON - At the direction of President Barack Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to coordinate the federal government's efforts to support state, local, tribal, private sector, and faith-based and non-profit partners, as the Gulf Coast states respond and recover in the wake of Isaac.
ATLANTA —Disaster survivors in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties affected by Hurricane Isaac should apply now for federal assistance.Registration is available online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-FEMA (3362). Operators speak many languages. Disaster applicants who use TTY should call 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) should call 800-621-3362.